Temporary Security FENCING
Fencing is your first, and in many ways best, line of protection. Its effectiveness depends on the design and quality of the installation, but other factors should be considered when installing, replacing or repairing perimeter fencing.
- Use see-through material such as chain link. This allows thieves to be visible from the outside in the event they get past the fence, increasing the chances of unusual activity being noticed, and therefore deters thieves.
- Keep fenced areas free of debris that may blow to, and get stuck in, the fence and inhibit visibility. Keep bushes and weeds trimmed back from the fence to aid visibility.
- If possible, fences should be at least eight feet in height (if codes allow), with posts spaced at a distance no greater than the width of the narrowest unit in the fleet, and set in concrete.
- Consider using barbed wire or razor wire at the top of fences for added security.
- Conduct routine fence inspections and promptly repair any openings.
- Do not allow random items to be piled up on either side of a fence as it may create a “climbable” condition and compromise security.
- Gates should be of heavy construction, with heavy duty hinge pins to prevent easy removal.
- Construct gates so that the longest vehicle you use can be safely pulled onto the site without extending out onto a road or highway.
- Locking hardware should be consist of a case-hardened chain and a high-security padlock permanently attached to the fence, or shielded or blind locking devices should be used.
- If possible, have only one entrance/exit at the site.
- Limit access to keys for all fenced areas.